Way back in December of...
No, no. Sorry. I'm not gonna bore you by going that deep into my life story. We'll just cover the short story.
I was born and raised in a fairly rural part of Northern California.
No, not that Northern California
THIS Northern California
That's right I was raised right smack dab in the middle of the Redwoods. It was cold and damp, hours away from the nearest big city, and nearly every winter we were cut off from said big city thanks to the wonderful reality of "road conditions".
However there is a beauty to it that is indescribable. Camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. There was plenty of it everywhere, and you couldn't beat the fact that there was no traffic and no "big city smell".
I lived in Northern California for more than thirty years. I met the love of my life there, brought two beautiful boys into the world there, and still draw some of my greatest inspiration for the life I lived there. However, life is always moving and a few years ago life moved us to the Willamette Valley.
Four seasons! A lot of rain, snow, and sun. This is where we make our home now. And this is where I finally saw my dream come true. I sat myself down and finally made the decision to start finishing my manuscripts. In November of 2014 I joined a local NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Group and had a blast challenging myself to write more and more. I self-published my first book in April 2015, and I continue to enjoy the delights of seeing my work in print.